We went back and forth debating on going or not going and finally Daddy and Lily started a cheer with a clapping sequence and ending with "Light Up Night!" We love the fireworks that night and ultimately we decided we'd go to make sure we saw those!
We bundled up in coats, hats and gloves and off we went to explore our beautiful downtown lit up for Christmas!
After the mall trick or treat nightmare, getting Lily out of the stroller wasn't an option because once she's out, she's out and there's no going back in. If she's doesn't get out, then she's none the wiser and we have no struggle. ;)
And then it gets later and she gets tired and wants to get out to "run run"... but we make her stay put.
We walked around looking at the various trees throughout the downtown area, saw the ice sculptures, people watched, listened to live music and then finally headed back to the Clemente Bridge to watch the fireworks.
old Horne's department store
I love my little family and I'm glad it's important to all of us that we go and do this each year. ♥ It's a great kick off to the holiday season!